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Pear Body Shape

Pear Body Shape
  • Hips are larger than your bust
  • Nicely defined waist
  • Elegant neck and proportionately slim arms and shoulders
  • You first gain weight in your bottom and legs followed by your tummy and upper body
  • Your waist is your best asset - so don’t be afraid to show it off

Dressing the Pear Shape:

The key to dressing a pear body type is to achieve a good sense of balance between the upper and lower halves. Enhance and add volume (or the illusion of volume) to your upper body, while emphasizing your waist and de-emphasizing your lower body to create a balanced, hourglass appearance. While this has traditionally meant shielding a more voluptuous bottom in flowing fabrics, this can often just accentuate the areas you’re least happy with.Create the most curvaceous effect by mixing and matching our suggested separates. If you’re not comfortable wearing trousers or skirts that hug your buttocks, you should aim for something that at least reveals the outline. Boot-cut jeans are a great choice as they naturally taper out to give a more balanced look. Team these up with brightly coloured tops to lead the eye upwards.

Clothes to Look out for

Tops:Look for tops that will help balance your lower half while accentuating your defined waist:

  • Tops with nipped or fitted waists
  • Off the shoulder, boat-neck tops, wide V or U necks
  • Structured shoulders, princess or flutter sleeves
  • Embellishments around the bust and shoulders
  • Bright colours and bold patterns
  • Full sleeves
  • Bold necklaces and earrings

Bottoms: Look for bottoms that will minimize your lower half:

  • A-Line skirts
  • Wide leg, flat-front trousers
  • Lightly gathered skirts that skim your body without adding volume
  • Darker colours, clean lines and simple stitching


  • Detailing on the bottom half, such as embellished pockets
  • Tight fabrics
  • Skinny jeans and pencil skirts that accentuate the hips
  • Bright coloured bottoms